UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UiTM)
ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES

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PROGRAMME:   DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
CODE & COURSE: BEL 411: LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT
CREDIT HOURS:       2   CONTACT HOURS:       4 hours per week
DURATION:               14 weeks PRE-REQUISITE:           NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to remedy students’ weaknesses in the use of English and to upgrade their level of proficiency. It covers the major aspects of grammar and writing.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

Use grammatical structures accurately and appropriately in context.


COURSE CONTENT

Grammar

  • Parts of speech
    • Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs(including modal auxiliaries),                     
    • Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Articles and Determiners 
  • Tenses
    • Simple Present Tense, Present Continuous Tense,
    • Simple Past Tense, Past Continuous Tense, Simple Future Tense,
    • Other Ways of Expressing the Future, Present Perfect Tense, 
      Past Perfect Tense
  • Passive Voice

Writing

  • Simple sentences
  • Compound sentences
  • Complex sentences
  • Discourse markers
  • Paragraph writing
  • Essay writing
 

ASSESSMENT

On-going Assessment:                                     90%

  • Test 1  (e-assessment)           
    • Parts of speech   -    30%
  • Test 2  (e-assessment)                              
    • Paragraph writing  -  30%
  •  Test 3 (In-Class Assignment)                              
    • Tenses & Essay writing -  30% 

Students' participation:                             10%

(includes active participation in class and attendance)

 

(includes active participation in class and attendance)

 


PRESCRIBED TEXT

RECOMMENDED TEXT

Broukal, Milada. 2005. Grammar: Form and Function 2. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Fitzpatrick, Mary. 2005. Engaging Writing: Paragraphs and Essays. New York: Pearson Education.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 4th. Ed. 2005

REFERENCES

Azar, B. S. 1999.  Fundamentals of English Grammar. Pearson Education: New York
Basic English 2nd. Ed. 2003.  Kuala Lumpur. McGraw-Hill.
Murphy, Raymond. 1995. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press.
Soars, Liz & Soars, John. 2000. New Headway English Course. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Internet Sources


othman_phd@yahoo.com

This webpage is maintained by Associate Professor Dr. Othman Ismail since JANUARY 2009